cloudy
Sunday February 14th, 2016 6:21PM

Clayton residents to vote on tax to fund MARTA

By The Associated Press
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Clayton County commissioners will let residents vote in November whether to fund MARTA service in the county through a one-penny sales tax.<br /> <br /> The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports ( http://on-ajc.com/1j93Kfw ) commissioners voted 3-1 to put the decision to a Nov. 4 referendum. If voters approve the tax, it would be the first expansion of the transit system beyond DeKalb and Fulton counties since MARTA began operating 42 years ago.<br /> <br /> The deal must also be approved by two of three surrounding jurisdictions, Atlanta, Fulton and DeKalb. MARTA officials said they expected that would happen.<br /> <br /> Clayton commission Chairman Jeff Turner said MARTA will begin limited bus service in March 2015 and full bus service the following year if the tax is approved. The contract doesn't set a deadline to start commuter rail service.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Brenau swim team captures second straight conference title
The Brenau swim team overwhelmed second place Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University to capture their second straight Appalachian Swimming Conference (ASC) championship in Christiansburg, Virginia on Saturday.
By AccessWDUN staff
5:58PM ( 23 minutes ago )
UPDATE: Still a chance of some freezing rain in northeast Georgia
There's still a chance for some freezing rain across most of northeast Georgia Sunday night and Monday - including Gainesville and Hall County - but the National Weather Service says the chance for snow in the mountains has diminished.
5:44PM ( 37 minutes ago )
Banks County schools closed for Monday
Banks County Schools will be closed for Monday, in anticipation of winter weather.
5:43PM ( 38 minutes ago )
Cumming: Former strangers lead CPR class after roadside rescue
Two people who bonded in the aftermath of his cardiac arrest at Buford Highway and Trammel Road near Cumming and her life-saving CPR efforts say they have made it their mission to teach CPR to as many people as possible.
By The Associated Press
4:30PM ( 1 hour ago )
State agency admits problems in how it reviews child abuse cases
A new report shows that Georgia's child protection agency has identified serious problems in how the agency investigates reports of child abuse and neglect.
By The Associated Press
1:30PM ( 4 hours ago )